(RightWing.org) – Florida’s governor is pushing back against the unrest and looting that’s torn American cities apart since May, with a new draft law that lets citizens defend themselves against mob violence. Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is proposing to expand his state’s Stand Your Ground laws to include more “forcible felonies” – crimes that citizens are allowed to resist by force.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis 'to allow armed citizens to shoot suspected looters and rioters' https://t.co/LBAHB5WVbu
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) November 11, 2020
Among the felonies DeSantis wants to bring under the law are looting and crimes that “interrupt or impair” a business. The draft definition of looting is burglary within 500 feet of a violent or disorderly assembly, a crime that’s been widespread this year. If the draft law is passed, Floridians will have the right to protect businesses with force.
Predictably, the Left is outraged at the proposed changes. Miami Beach mayor Dan Gelber (D) claimed the new law would “incite violence,” despite it only allowing people to respond to criminal violence that’s already happening, while former prosecutor Aubrey Webb whined that “The Boston Tea Party members would have been lawfully shot under Florida’s law.”
We’ll keep you updated on the progress of this proposed law.
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